Structural characterization and biological effects of constituents of the seeds of Alpinia katsumadai (Alpina katsumadai seed)

Joo Won Nam, Eun Kyoung Seo

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Abstract

Alpinia katsumadai Hayata (Zingiberaceae) has been used as an anti-emetic medicine and to treat gastric disorders in Oriental Medicine. Previous phytochemical investigations of this plant have resulted in the isolation of various diarylheptanoids, kavalactones, flavonoids, stilbenes, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. Some of these compounds have antioxidant, anti-emetic, antiviral, and cytoprotective effects. This review paper discusses the structural characterization of the chemical constituents of A. katsumadai, as well as the biological activity of pure constituents of this plant material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-798
Number of pages4
JournalNatural Product Communications
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Alpinia katsumadai
  • Biological activity
  • Chemical constituents
  • Zingiberaceae

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